Subject: “A Mother’s Memory”
“Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching,” the email reads. “I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.
A little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?’
His mother replied, ‘Don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!
If you missed the “joke” Cebull implies the President’s conception could have occurred from an act of bestiality, his mother being such a loose woman she’s not sure who she had sex with or basically Judge Ceball is bigoted & too stupid to keep his private beliefs to himself. Of course he apologized at least 2x. First defending the “joke“as “not being racist” but “Anti-Obama”. Later realizing that wouldn’t cut it, he “re-apologized” admitting racism, bad judgement, promising to “never to it again” and proclaiming “he doesn’t know what else he could do” in a brief letter directly to President Obama.
Cebull holds a high position in the Federal Court system, where he makes decisions that can forever effect the lives of people and policies that shape our nation.
Like all judges he takes an oath of impartiality in all his cases & rulings. The US Code of Judicial Conduct mandates that judges “should personally observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity and independence of the Judiciary are preserved.”, along with mandating judges “avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all activities”—applying to both professional and personal conduct.
Judges are directed to “refrain from partisan political activity” and “should not publicly endorse or oppose a partisan political organization or candidate.”
Judge Cebull willfully with full knowledge ignored these obligations to the bench along with expressing deep-seated racist, bigoted bias publically. There is no way, no apology that can ensure us that Cebull doesn’t also disregard these feelings in his position. Strong evidence already suggest bias plays a major role in convictions of poor people and minorities from judges smart enough to not publish these believes. Cebull dumb enough to even openly publish these thoughts can not be trusted.
Yet there are many from the court system coming to his defense, labeling this as an “unfortunate mistake” in an other wise stellar career.
According to Steven Lubet , a legal ethics expert from Northwestern University “The conduct here, although deeply offensive and highly regrettable, isn’t a high crime or misdemeanor, so he won’t be removed from the bench,” Lubet said. He added that Cebull will face a reprimand or censure that will forever be on his record. “This is one of the harshest actions his fellow judges can make,” Lubet said. “It means they are criticizing him publicly and that is very rarely done in the case of federal judges.”
No matter what race, ideology or whether you agree with the joke, no one should want a Cebull with his total disregard for the tenets of his office and obvious bias to be on any judicial bench. It compromises the integrity judicial system and puts all people at risk to be effected by his despicable decision. If the courts won’t remove him as Lubert suggests, our only recourse is to DEMAND thru petition and calls to restore our judicial system to at minimum judges not so egotistical they feel above ethical standards of their roles. At best, truly impartial judges smart enough to keep their personal biases out of their rulings.
NO CITIZEN IS SAFE WITH THIS KIND OF OPEN BIGOTRY ON THE BENCH! Pls demand his resignation by filing a complaint with U.S. District Courts at http://www.ce9.uscourts.gov/misconduct/judicial_misconduct.html , calling Judge Cebull’s chambers 1-406-247-4490, signing petitions at change.org or ipetitions.com